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' Novel iE host atiojt. A late Par
is letter lo the Courier and Enqui
rer, has the following account of a
novel balloon ascension:
Yesterday I was a witness, as was
all Paris, of a balloon ascension
which was perhaps unique in the his
tory of ssrnstalion. Margot ascen
ded in 1S20, mounted upon a stag,
.but both he and stag in an ordinary
car. Yesterdav, M. Foitevin ascen
ded on horseback, and without a car.
The horse, a fine and spirited young
white one, was suspended beneath
the balloon, in the place usually oc
cupied by the car. ' Bands passed be
neath the belly and well secured, left
? the animal in an easy position, with
the legs free. " M. Poitevin, clothed
as a jockey, mounted the horse,
which was saddled and bridled in
the ordinary manner, and gave or
ders to cut loose! v The horse seemed
loth to quit his mother earth, and re
monstrated a little when he found
he was being taken off his feet, But
once in the air he became as motion
less as though he had been struck
with paralysis. He must, in fact.
have been no little astonished, and
it probablv was that astonishment
which struck him dumb and motion
less. They moved off and up rapid
ly, now hid, now seen amid the
clouds in a north-east direction. We
have not yet had accounts of the de
scent and do not know whether it
was happily and safely effected.
TJC'f'Col. Myers, who was charged
with having absconded from San
Francisco with a considerable sum of
money belonging to a Benevolent
Society, took passage in the bark
Drummond and went to the Sand
wich Islands. Immediately there
after, the Colonel left and was absent
about a fortnight. Before his return,
intelligence was received of the offer
of a reward for his delivery,, and
Myers surrendered himself to the
Captain of the Drummond. On his
arrival at San Francisco he was sur
rendered to Gen Wilson, President
of the Society, who refused to re
ceive him, as he had nothing to do
with him.- The reward is claimed,
and there is likely to be a mu about
the affair.---Missouri Republican.
The Discovert op Gold tic Ore
gon. We have been favored by a
merchant of this city, says the Bos
ton Journal, with the following ex
tract of a letter, written by a gentle
man formerly of this city. The let
ter is dated SU Helen's, (formerly
Plymouth) May 29, 1850, and says:
"While the Louisiana is weighing
anchor, I will scribble you a few
lines, in order that you may hear of
the mineral wealth of this territory..
A great excitement prevails here.
Gold is found everywhere, and par
ties are constantly forming for fur
ther explorations. ' A party of some
of our most respectable merchants,
left Portland a few days since for
the Waliack, a tributary of the Co
lumbia. . The movement proceeded
from a parcel of sand being bronght
in by Indians, which yielded fifty
per cent, pure gold. In consequence
of this and the many other similar
reports, fiour has risen from $18 to
$40 per barrel in Oregon City, and
other things in proportion,
"Reports from Rogue's river rep
resent gold as being very abundant.
A large party starts in a few weeks
for Mount St. Helen, which is well
known to be a gold, region. I have
seen a large lot of fine silver ore from
tbat place.. The Indians represent it
as being very abundant. . The moun
tain is about thirty - miles due north
from this place. ,.'".' H
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GotD-RrwABOED PHurrEa. Jes
a H. Giles, who left the New York
Tribune . establishment among the
earliest of the California gold hun
ters, has returned with plenty of the
dust. Ho was publishing the Placer
Times, at Sacramento, for a time. .
"Hoaor ud ahaon from do condition ri !
Act well your part, then all Uw hoaor lies.
' if rank, do not be discouraged.'
said Squire Rockwell to his young
friend, Frank Manly, whose despon
ding tones, as they stood conversing
on meievee, had induced the kind
old man to make inquiries about his
circumstances and his prospects
which he found to be anything but
naueriog., . .
lam discouraged, Mr. Rockwell,'
answered Frank, who would not be
discouraged, situated as I am! Time
and money have I expended in pre
paring myself for my profession,.
night after night have I bent over
musty tomes: and what has it availed
meT. I have been deceiving myself,
Air. Kockwell. 1 might have known
that I could not succeed; for had I
not been blind, willfully blind, I must
have seen that the professions were
overstocked. Had I learned a trade.
I would, at least, have been able to
support my poor old mother in re
spectability, but now I am only a
burden to her
But, my young friend.' said Mr.
Rockwell, you will gain nothing by
indulging such desponding thoughts.
You have a strong frame and stont
limbs, and, while God is pleased to
continue to you these blessings, you
need not shrink from any difficulty.
If your professional prospects are
truly as you represent them, I would
advise you to apply yourself to some
thing else. To regret the loss of
time or money will not remedy pies-
ent evils; such regrets are useless,
childish. You mar have been un
fortunate in not having learned some
mechanical art; but do not let that
j - is ....
uepress you. ii you are willing to
employ yourself, yoa need not fear
but that you ww find plenty to do.
t is better to be an honest laborer.
than a sneaking, pettifogging law
yer. Do not be offended at me.
Frank; I may speak bluntly, but I
But it is hard, Mr. Rockwell.'
said Frank, 'after having spent years
in preparing myself for a profession.
10 give up an lose, the money 1
have expended, and the precious
time l nave consumed.
And I must descend, too, from the
position, I have h.therto occupied in
society, and bear with a supercillious
nod a cold recognition from those
with whom I have moved on an
xes; the heartless and frivolous
the devotees of fashion will per
haps cut your acquaintance, but, de-
pend upon if, the really worthy and
sensible will admire you for vour
manly independence, and respect
'But what can I ioT '
You can do many things. But
your own judgment will best direct
ou in choosing an employment. If
you do not relish labor, you might
soon get a clerkship, and that will
not compromise your position in
society.' " . '
No, no not that.' '
Well, then, at the factories '
Ah, the factories."
Yes, Frank; vou cau get such em
ployment there as will not be overly
heavy, and yet be lucrative. You
must conquer your pride, my young
friend, and resolve to do what your
judgment approves, and, my word
for it, you will do 'right.'
. Well, I will think of what you
'Do so, my friend, I will see you
again shortly ia the mean time
, Ellen, Jane, Maria do come to
the window!. It can't be possible
and yet, it must b it is himself.'
, 'Frank Manly.'.
Well, there's nothing strange in
that, is therer
Yes, but there is.'
Where is hef .
There,' ; "
Why I see no one but Mr. Her
bertexcept it be your cart-man.
Your cart-man is Frank' Manly.'
' Impossible!' : .
. Mr. Rockwell, in whoseTiouse this
conversation occurred, rose quickly
and approached the window. It was
true; there was Frank Manly, not
exactly in the capacity of a cart
man, as the young lady had ex
pressed it, but superintending the
loading of a quantity of metal, occa
sionally laying a hand to himself, and
directing the operations of the work
men. A short smock of blue check
was drawn over his person and con
fined around the waist with a hempen
cord, otherwise he was dressed in his
usual style. Rr. Rockwell regarded
him for a moment with a smile of ap
probation; then turning around to
one of the young ladies, he said,
'And why did you say-impossible?
Becacse I would not have believed
that Frank would so degrade him
sell 'I can see nothing degrading, Miss
Templeton,'. said Mr. Rockwell,
gravely, 'nothing degrading in the
simple fact of wearing a cart-man's
frock, and following an honest call
ing.' 'But what does it all mean, dear
Mr. Rockwell? said Miss Templeton.
K 'It means,' said Mr. Rockwell,
'that Frank Manly has too proud a
spirit to consent to be a drone in
society. He found that he could not
support himself by his profession, and
he determined like a noble fellow, as
he is, with his own two hands to
earn a livelihood, rather than eat the
bread of dependence.
Mr. Kockwell then related the
conversation he had with Mr. Manly,
and the advice he had given. As hei
concluded, Frank turned, and obser-
ving his friends bowed in recognition.
Squire Rockwell and his daughter
Alice returned his salutation with a
cordial smile, but the three young
ladies deigned not to notice him, and
urned away with a contemptuous
augh. Mr. Rockwell noticed "the
action and said:
My dear young ladies I am sorry
to see you display the spirit which
you have. You have imbibed alto
gether a false notion of gentility.
will not argue with you, but 1 wi
ten you that the time will come
when the most imperious beauty in
the city may be proud to win a smile
from Frank Manlv.'
Mr. Rockwell said no more, but
soon retired leaving the young ladies
to discuss the subject to themselves
Frank Manly was a voung man of
good abilities, tine address and
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nanosome person. His lather, an
extensive wholesale dealer.died when
Frank was about fifteen years of age,
leaving his anairs in a very embar
rassed state, and after many tedious
delays in the settlement of the estate
the widow finally found hersell with
only a small annuity, barelvsufncient
with rigid economy, to support her
self and son. For herself, she did
not repine, but for that son's sake,
and on his account alone, she was
grieved. The darling wish of her
heart was to see him rank high in the
world's esteem, and to take his place
among those gifted minds which
have adorned our country's annals
for, with a mother's fond partiality,
she imagined him possessed of ail
the highest qualifications of human
nature. She sacrificed her comforts
and even necessaries to obtain
the means to give him an education
And Frank was not unmindful of his
mother's sacrifices; he applied him
self dilligentlv, and mas'ered his
studies with surprising ease. At the
age of twenty, he graduated, and
commenced the study of the law.
with an eminent barrister,, with
whom he continued two years, when
he passed his examination with ere
dit and was admitted to practice.
rank looked lorward, now, to a ca
rter of honor and use ulness, and hi
sanguine temperament "pictured in
the dim future only scenes of tri
umph. But it was not long before
began to find the reality was not
charming as he had fancied it.
His attendance at his office was un
remitting, out. aiasi there came no
clients. Men cared not to trust the
young practitioner, when there were
older and more experienced -advo
cates to be had. I need not go on
describe the unvarying monotony
the twelve month that followed
his admission to the bar. It is but a
repetition of the experience of thou
sands of young men of our country,
who have loolishly cast themselves
away upon a profession, and drag
a miserable existence, vibrating
between hopes and fears; wearying
the weary da7S along with murmur-
ings and repinings. But Frank was
dinerent in one thing from this class;
was not one who would always
on repining, and hoping and fear-
lor he had a strong spirit and no
common intellect. He had brooded
gloomily over his situation without
coming to any definite conclusion,
until the conversation with Squire
Rockwell, which is recorded in the
opening of our story.. The conver
sation had made a deep impression
upon bim, and when he was left
alone he retired to his office, and sat
down to consider the matter serious
The result of his reflections was,
that he determined to take the advice
his friend. He knew he would
have to forfeit the society of the
fashionable in. which he had moved;
tliat he would have to bear the cold
sneers of many, who, until now had
sought his companionship, but he had
formed his resolution, and these con
siderations could not deter him. His
mother, too, when he informed her ;
of his resolutions, tried to porsuade
him to renounce the idea; but when
he clearly explained to her the hope
lessness of waiting longer (or prac
tice, and the misery of such a life of
anxiety, she was a woman ol too
much good sense not to see that he
was right, and she offered no farther
impediment, though it seemed to
her the death blow to all her san
guine bopes on his account.
The same day Frank made an en
gagement ' with an extensive iron
manufacturer and entered at once
upon his duties.
The insulting laugh .and -cutting
manner of the voung ladies "at Mr,
Rockwell's dwelling had not escaped
the observation of Frank Manlv.
A bitter smile was upon Lis coun
tenance as be cast one hasty look
behind, before turning into another
street. Frank loved Maria Temple
ton, and he had every reason to be
lieve that she regarded him with fa-
vor. l he blow was doubly severe,
inflicted by her hands.
"I could not have thought," he
murmered, "that she would be the
first to thrust me downward. Have
I been deceived in her character?
I know not, 1 had pictured to my
self Maria Templeton as being all
heart! She pretended not to see me.
Ah, well! How different was Alice
This was but the beginning of (ri
als, but the blow fell perhaps the
heavier and was more severely felt,
because of the hand that inflicted it.
Such slights were of daily occur
rence. But Frank had an indomita
ble spirit, trials and difficulties, and
disappointments could not arrest the
purposes which, alter due delibera
tion, he had formed in his soul. The
coldness and neglect of his former
companions only nerved him more
firmly to the accomplishment ol his
..Several months thus passed. He
had once sought to see Miss Temple
ton, but had been repulsed, and then
convinced of her fickleness and sel
fishness, he only sought to banish her
image from his heart. There was
one circumstance which probably
assisted much in promoting ihat ob
ject. He visited frequently at Squire
Rockwell s, where a kindly welcome
always awaited him, and in the so
ciety of the old man's daughter, he
passed many delightlul evenings.
Alice was almost the only your.g la
dy of his former acquaintance who
received him with the same cordiali
ty as formerly. Insensibly she began
to usurp that place in his affections
which Miss Templeton had former
A year had now elapsed since
Frank Manly entered upon his new
occupation. His diligence and in
tegrity had won for him the good
opinion of bis employer, and his sal
arv at the end of six months, had
been doubled. He could now. sup
port himself in comfortand still lay
a portion of his earnings for his
mother s use. If he ever regretted
the change he was forced to make
his habits, he had at least the sat
isfaction of having a good con
"I have a proposition to make to
vou, said Air. Kockwell, as one day
met Frank, "will you call at my
house this eveningr
rrank promised to do so. and ac
cordingly waited upon him at an
You may remember,'' said Mr.
Rockwell, after the usual compli
ments had been passed, "that when
had advised you to appiy yourself
some ether employment, 1 told
you that it was not necessary that
you should forever abandon your
"1 remember, and I did cherish a
hope that it might be so; but latter-
i have banished the idea from my
mind, and learned to be content with
lot. It was vain to indulge such
"Not so,- And I imagine the time
has arrived when you may return
nd take up your true position. I
have a suit pending which involves
half of my fortune. I intend to put
into vour hands." r . , . -
Frank would fain have pursuaded
kind friend to alter his resolution.
doubting his ability to conduct so
important a case; but Mr. Kockwell
insisting, it was finally arranged that
e should undertake it.
The suit was one which had ex
cited much speculation, as the inte
rests involved was considerable.
Eminent counsel was employed by
opposing party, and all things
seemed to indicate that the case
would be decided against Mr. Rock
well. r : - :..
The day of trial at length arrived.
Frank had prepared himself thor
oughly ,and did not despair of success,
though he failed not to notice the air,
half contemptuous, with which the,
counsel on the opposite side regir-
ded him when he appeared for his
We need not describe the minutias
of the trial, which lasted two days-
suffice it to say that a verdict was
rendered in favor of his client. Mr.
Rockwell. It was a triumph indeedl
Congratulations were showered upon
him. Those who had before looked
upon him as beneath their notice,
were now eager to make his acquain
tance, and cultivate his friendship.
tie once more opened an office, and
business poured in upon him. He
was a made man, to use a common
but expressive phrase. He was
again courted by the circles in which
he formerly moved, and Maria Tem
pleton too would fain have attached
him to herself again, and she put in
play all her arts to that effect, but in
vain. The charm had been broken
and other attractions rendered
her arts harmless.
A notice which appealed in th
Gazette a few months subse
quent may explain the nature of
those attractions. . It ran somewhat
after tl.i fashion:
Mabriek. On the--inst., Fran
Manly, Esq., to Miss Alice Rock
well, daughter of the Hon. Thomas
Rockwell, all of this city.
For the Gallipolis Journal.
My Native Home.
The mind, through sympathy of feel
ing and association of ideas, often at
taches a particular fondness or preju
dice to names, from the fact that those
names represent things with which our
tenderest feelings, and dearest interests
are intimately connected and blended
Who is there that can refer back to the
scenes of his childhood and his youth
ful years connected with the place
where he first entered upon the stage of
existence, and not feel arising in his bo
som emotions of the most lively and
endearing kind? He goes back, in im
agination, and seeks some congenial
spot where he can live over again the
time that he has there spent in days past
and gone. There is that familiar yard,
environed with fragrant flowers, whose
drooping heads kiss the morning breeze
There stands that house, the abode of
so many happy hours, now rolled into
oblivion; -nnd there is that grove of trees
beneath whose foliage so much pleasure
and delight have been experienced;
and that green carpeted earth, that lays
with its expanse to the view, and that
seemed to indicate the joyous smile of
nature in her gayest mood. Then we
cast the e e in another direction and
there we behold tho broad bosom of that
river whose limpid current rolls on
ward, and finally mingles its sparkling
waters in old Ocean; on whose borders,
decorated in the simple attire of nature,
many an interesting event rises in
memory S desolate waste, as having
occurred in more youthful days. Eve
ry incident, often even the most trivial.
passes in review before the mind, and
excites a thousand livel' associations.
whose peculiar effect upon the feelings
none can properly realize but those
who experience them. Then we recall
to our remembrance those with whom
we were once intimate and familiar and
those on whose friendship and in whose
confidence we could rely, and in whose
welfare our own seemed to be blended.
But after the lanse of years we visit the
same soot, in reality, and how changed,
. . .
the scene! We see that tho rude hand !
of tho destroyer has been there. Time
itself has wrought out its revolutions a
and its changes, in its onward march;
we perceive, perchance, either evident
marks of decay and ruin on the one
hand, or where the hind of the artisan,
or the mechanic has been at work, and
in the place of some venerable building,
which we held as almost sacred, some
other structure now rears up its massive
columns. . Ann in that place which wo
considered as almost iorbidden ground.
we now find something has it.truded and
usurped the place; those spreading
trees, upon whose pendent boughs toe
feathered songster used to warble his
merry notes and moke the air vocal with
his melod', have been levelled with the
earth; that purling stream, where the
chrvstal current rolled onward in ma
jestic grandeur, who.- bonks were once
the play-ground of life" ' summer days.
are changed so tbat we scarcely recog
nize the spot.
1 hese scenes twine around the heart
and seem to be almost an essential part
our existence; they arise in the
mind, like some oasis in Jhe desert
waste, and cheer up our drooping anir-
its. They are leaflets torn . from the
brightest pages of life's history. We
endeavor to recall to our remembrance
the ' companions and friends of those
blissful days, but where are they now?
Some are scattered here and there, up
and down the earth; some in one place,
and some in another, but as to others
the sad and . melancholy misgiving
comes, that they are dead! And the
long grass and the wild flower wave
their gentle tops, and the myrtle wreath
encircles the spot where they slumber so
well; whilst at the midnight hour the'
lone whip-po-wil sends fonb its plain
tive notes, and adds to the deep melan
choly; and the only privilege we now
have is at ;willght earliest gleanings,
"with foot8ilentaa the starry dews," to and
trr finwmr flVr lhftir lmt rmmain ' m
But from all these associations and
scenes we. must at last be seperated;
even torn from the spot where were
J passed the days and incidents of child-
i hood, and the graves of oar ancestors;
the recollection of them are "like the
memory of joys that are passed, plea
sant but mournful to the soul." We
do not, nay cannot, renlize the attach
ment we feel for the place of our na
tivity, until we are for a season sepera
ted. There are so many circumstan
ces, and so many scenes connected with
it, that renders it and them doubly en
dearing, and our seperation from them
doubly sensible. In the place of friends
who seemed to manifest so much intei
est in oar we'fare. nJ seemed ever
willing to minister to our comfort and
welfare, we meet with the cold rebuffs
and indifference of the world in another
land, in another ciime. We can scarce
W realise whf it is so: we have been so
accustomed to receive and meet with the
srai'es of friends, that we scarcely,'
know how to endure an other kind of.
Iroalmonf - Rut I at. J
mi Z T "it. ,V "'"ecT ow
,aK"d -"2 .lub.r:
is to recur to the past, and. in imasina.
tion, linger around and amid the scenes
of the past. I'ut we will close, in the
language of the poet
"My Native Land of every land the
Beloved by heaven o'er all the world
My Native Home, a spot of earth su
A dearer, sweeter spot than all the
Affaib op Ho.ior. A duel was
fought yesterday, near the city, be
tween Col. Bunch and Capt. Lewis,
two of the Liberators. The cause of
quarrel was some alleged misconduct
ol Col. Dunch while the Creole was
at Cardenas. Reports extremely in
jurious to him have been in circula
tion ever since the return of the
Liberating Army, and some of them
have appeared in print, s
Col. Bunch was in Missnsippi, but
arrived here ihis week, and Capt.
Lewis, the commander of the Creole,
promptly avowed himself as one of
the aut hor. of the reports, and at once
accepted the challenge. The parties
met yesterday afternoon, and Capt.
Lewis was shot through both thighs.
We learn that Capt. Lewis was not
so severely wounded, but he could
have continued the fight, had a se
cond shot been demanded. We give
the above as the street rumor, with
out vouching for its correctness, ex
cept as to the fact of the fight.
N. O. Crescent, 24th ult.
rjCpChihlren should invariably be
taught to read not alone for the ben-
fit and enjoyment which they are
derive from it in their vounirer
ays, but for the inconceivable pleas
ure which it never fails to impart in
he decline oi life. The farmer may
permit hi field 'o grow up in weeds
nd thistles this vear to he reclaimed
the nxt; hut the mind of the child,
hat h suffered to go uncultivated un
it the years of mnturitv, can never
reclaimed. The loss is then ir
L. L. D This honorary degree was
conferred at the Into commencement of
I T- .
""rvara l mversuv upon our townsman
.j n . . 1 a
uage n. lane. newer intended as
iriouie : to nis standing a junt, or a
recognition ot tne met nat lew men in
the West have atnined more varied
learning, it is eminently deserved and
reflects credit upon the discrimination
the ancient University of C;iribridje.
Thb Siamesb Children. The
North Carolina Star has the follow
ing, which . satisfactorily settles one
the "vexed questions" of the day.
e do not exactly see how the ex
pression "one lamily" is properly dp.
plicabte under the circumstances of
the case, though, perhajis, the use of
plural number would be quite as
inappropriate: . -
Mt. Airy, Surry Co., July 2Ist,'50.
"The rep rt concrrning the death
the Siamese Twins, I am happy
say, is without the shadow of a
foundation. They were at my of
fice on yesterday, the 20th, well and
hearty, and as full of life as I ever
saw them speaking of the prospect
their crop, also of their wives and
children. Of the latter, they have
nine of as hearty children as the State
produce in one family. ; I should
very sorry to hear ot any mis
fortune happening, to the twins, as
they are honest, industrious, kind
hearted and good neighbors. This
report you may rely on.
rjr7"A gentleman ; who at break
the other morning, broke an egg,
disturbed the repose ot a senti
mental little biddv, railed the waiter.
insinuated that he did not want
Kill nunt. fill l Ann enf.
A. D. Two Good Anecdotes.
Magazine for August,
for sale by" James Cbase 55 JJaltU
more street, contains the following,
and many other good things. Our
first extract is from sketch of Rev.
T. P. Hunt famous south and west
as a temperance lecturer s -
A small temperance 'society had
been started in a community very
much under the control of a rich dis
tiller commonly called "Bill Myers.'
This man had several sons who hail "
become drunkards on the facilities
atlorded by their education at home.
The whole family was arrayed
againnt the movement, and threat
ened to break up any meeting called
to promote the object. Learning
this, Mr. Hunt went toa neihbor-
ing district for temDeranca vnlnn
teer for that particular occasion
He then gave out word for a
ting, and at the time found his f
and enemies about equal in numbers.
This ract prevented any. outbreak,
but could not prevent noise.
Mr. Hunt mounted his platform
and by a lew sharp anecdotes and
witty sayings, soon silenced all noise
except the sturdy "Bill Myers."
The old Duchman crying out,"Mish
ter Hunt, money makes the mare
go." To every shot which seemed
ready to demolish him, the old fel
low presented the one shield, "Mish
ter Hunt, money makes the mare
At last Mr. Hunt stopped and ad
dressed the- imperturbable German.
"Look here, Bill Myers, you say that
money makes the mare go, do youf
"Yes.dat ish just what I say, filish-
Well, Bill Myers, you own and
work a distillery, don't youT" inquir
ed Mr. Hunt.
"Dat ish none of your business.
Mishter Hunt. But, den, I ish not
ashamed of iU I has got a still, and
work it too."
- "And you say 'Money makes the
mare go,' do vou mean by that, that
I have come heie to get the money
of these people."
Yes, Mishter Hunt, dat ish, just
what I mean."
"Very well; you work a distillery
to mane money, ana I lecture on
temperance to make money, and as
you say, 'Money make the mare go,
Bill Myers bring out your mare
and I'll bring out mine, and we'll
show them together." '
By this time the whole assembly
was in a titter of delight, and even
Myer's followers' could not repress
their merriment at the evident em
barrassment of their oracle. In the
meantime, we must premise that Mr.
Hunt knew a large number of the
drunkards present, and among them
the sons ot Myers himself. .
"Bill Mvers, who is that holding
himself up by thai tree?" inquired
Mr. Hunt, pointing to a young man
drunk that he could not stand
alone. The old man started, as if
stung by an adder, but was obliged
reply: "uat ish my son; but what
dat, Mishter Hunir' ' .
"Good deal of that, Bill Myers,
for I guess that son hat been riding
your mare, and got thrown, toof1 .
Here thtre was a perfect uproar
from all parts of the assembly, and,
soon as order was restored, Mr.
Hunt proceeded, as he pointed to an
"Bill Myers.who is that staggering
about as if his legs were as weak as
potatoe vines after frostt"
"Well I suppose dat ish my son
too," replied the old man, with a
"He has been riding your mare
too, and got a tumble?"
At this point the old man put op
both hands in a most imploring man
ner, and exclaimed; "Now, Mishter
Hunt, if you won't say any more, I
will be still." .
This announcement was received
with a roar of applause and laughter.
from that moment Mr. Hunt had
the ground to himself. ,
The next is trom "i tie country ia
Paddy", attending a "Broad brim"
convention for the first time, was
much astonished and puzzled with
at the manner of worship.
Having been told that the better
"brethren spake even as they were
moved by the pint," he watched
proceedings with increasing dis
gust for their "haythen way by wor
ship," till one young Quaker rose
commenced solemnly: '
"Brethren I have married" -
"The devil ye hev!" interrupted
Quaker sat down in confusion
the spirit moving. Pat no further
young man mustered courage
broke ground again:
"Brethren I have married a daugh
ol the Lord"
"The divil ye hev that!" said Pat,
it'll be a long, long while before
ye'll see yw athcr-in-lam,